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Create a Creature
Learners design, build, draw, or bake a creature of their choice and present to the class. They write a paper including the creature's habitat, method of getting energy, their creature as a producer or consumer, predator or prey species and where it is on the food pyramid.
The Food Pyramid is an important tool for youngsters to be introduced to. This lesson plan succeeds at combining direct instruction with artwork and a movement activity to help young learners discover the food pyramid. A cut-and-paste activity at the end will produce a nice poster which can be displayed in the classroom.
Food Pyramid Activity
In this food pyramid instructional activity, students fill in their choices in each of the food categories and estimate amounts eaten, then write their goals for food and activity for "tomorrow."
Climbing the Pyramid
Students examine the Food Pyramid to discover the foods they need to eat to have a healthy body. Using food brought to class, they must place the food in the correct category in the pyramid. In groups, they test food samples for fat content and discuss their results as a class.
Choosing Healthy Foods
In this healthy foods worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the food pyramid and eating healthy foods. Students answer 10 questions with multiple choice answers.
Create Your School Lunch Menu
Students develop their own school menu with as many healthy choices as possible. They keep a journal of what they eat on one day and then research nutrition. They present their new menu to the judging committee.
La Comida y La Salud
Students explore and write about healthy and unhealthy food choices as well as share their own food likes and dislikes.
Catching a Balanced Diet
First graders explore the importance of balanced meals. They play a fishing game to help them select foods to make up a balanced meal.
Eating the Right Way!!
Fifth graders make good food choices that leads them to healthy lives. They list the food groups and recommend serving sizes. They create a plan to a balanced and healthy diet. They investigate how many servings of each food group they consume and if they meet or surpass the recommended serving size based upon age, sex and exercise level.
Sixth graders record what they eat for an entire day. They use the Food Pyramid and determine whether or not they ate the recommended amounts and recommended foods. They write a plan of how they could improve their eating habits.
Food in Our Lives
Students examine the food pyramid. In this healthy eating lesson plan, students discover the parts of the food pyramid and how much to eat from each section. They cut out pictures to glue on their food pyramid.
Students complete a number of activities to learn about food and nutrition. They listen to stories, make a collage, play food bingo, and examine the food pyramid as they investigate healthy eating choices.
WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE?
Students examine different food groups and identify the daily amounts of each that are necessary for healthy eating. In this food pyramid instructional activity students evaluate their own diets and see how they can eat more nutritiously.
New York, New York
Fourth graders investigate the tourist regions of New York state and plan a trip to one of them using a map. They plan the financial and travel plans, and keep a photo album of their trip.
Students determine which foods help keep our bodies healthy. They identify the six food groups and classify different food items into the correct categories of the food pyramid. They evaluate for one week the foods that they eat and record a daily log.
Balance a Meal
Students learn about healthy eating habits. In this nutrition lesson, students are introduced to the food pyramid. They name ten of the food pictures and make a balanced meal.
Fourth graders learn the five basic food groups and what each one consists of. They develop an understanding of why eating healthy is important. They have background knowledge in healthy eating due to the exposure in previous health lessons.
Building a Pyramid
Fifth graders, in groups, research and create a poster or brochure examining the new food pyramid. They create a one-day menu that satisfies the requirements.
A Well Balanced Meal
Students are given paper plates and pictures of food. They are to glue the foods they would eat that would make a balanced meal.
Pupils investigate human needs and how they have adapted to different environments. They complete an experiment to discover the effect of stress on muscles. They use the food pyramid to create a plan for healthy eating.